Lee Jun-fan known professionally as Bruce Lee was a Hong Kongand American actor, film director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, philosopher and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do one of the wushuor kungfu styles. Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-chuen.
Bruce Lee died on 10th July 1973. The legendary actor was only 32 years old when passed away, and there have been conspiracy theories behind his untimely death.
Lee was a craftsman who improvised the basic structure of martial arts and the changes he made are followed even now. Very few people know that apart from the master of martial arts, Bruce Lee was also a very talented poet. .
Many conspiracy theorists have suggested that that Lee was murdered by a secretive Chinese organization ‘Triad’ for unknown reasons. However, the actual cause of his death was ‘Cerebral Edema’.
Bruce Lee suffered from Cerebral Edema, a disease which causes swelling in the human brain, which leads to difficulty in breathing and causes sudden unusual behaviour.
Reputedly, Bruce Lee met producer Raymond Cho in Hong Kong for his next film, ‘Game of Death’, on the same day he died.
The meeting happened at around 4 PM and Lee complaint of sever headache later that evening. Lee’s friend and fellow actress, Betty Ting Pei, gave him an analgesic medicine which was a combination of two drugs – Aspirin and Meprobamate.
On the day he died, Bruce Lee was scheduled to meet someone but when he didn’t turn and kept sleeping a doctor was called who took him to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was declared dead.
According to the post-mortem report, Aspirin and Meprobamate had an allergic reaction and his brain’s size had increased by 13%.
Bruce Lee, legendary Chinese American martial artist and film star, was laid to rest in 1973, next to Volunteer Park in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood lies a spot that’s visited by 10,000 people every year.
His grave is not only a Seattle tourist attraction but a national and global pilgrimage site.